Head of Production

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



Plot 28 Ntinda View Crescent



POSITION OPENING: Head of Production

LOCATION: Masaka, Uganda

START DATE: September 2018



AFRIpads (Uganda) Ltd. is a fast-growing social business in Uganda that manufactures and sells reusable (washable) cloth sanitary pads as an impactful feminine hygiene solution for the millions of women and girls in East Africa and beyond. The company’s mission is to empower women and girls through business, innovation, and opportunity.  Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda and with a manufacturing facility in Southwestern Uganda, AFRIpads currently employs over 175 staff.

The company is in its eighth year of operation and has proven itself as the leading supplier of reusable sanitary pads to girls and women in East Africa, with over 2.5 million products manufactured and sold since its inception and multiple local and international awards received for social entrepreneurship. The company continues to expand rapidly with a 70% growth rate and subsidiaries growing in both Malawi and Kenya.  


AFRIpads seeks a Head of Production to oversee the manufacturing of our reusable sanitary pads at our factory in Masaka, Uganda. This position is responsible for the smooth running of all production lines and the quality of output, with the goal of ensuring an efficient manufacturing process that meets customer requirements. This is a unique management role in a fast-paced SME on the front lines of developing Ugandan rural industry. The Head of Production will have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of girls and women around the world by ensuring that AFRIpads is manufacturing the highest quality and most affordable reusable sanitary pad possible. The position reports to the CEO. 

The position is based in Masaka, Uganda – a rural town in Southwestern Uganda approximately 130km from the capital city of Kampala. This is the site where AFRIpads has 120+ rural-based, majority female production workers who will be working out of our newly constructed 2,750 sq meter, state of the art factory as of August 2018.


  • Oversee entire production process from intake of raw materials to output of finished products
  • Provide clear and timely production planning including giving indications of raw material needs and developing daily work plans for all departments
  • Ensure 100% quality of all products and proactively recognize all risks that could effect future quality
  • Analyse all production processes in both human and machine capacity to optimize efficiencies 
  • Build yearly production budget and track expenses over the year in relation to the budget
  • Work with line supervisors to help build their management capacity
  • Create detailed reports including but not limited to tracking movements of inventory, efficiency gains, etc.
  • Support the Research & Development team in testing the production of new products to help management determine the viability of taking on these new endeavors
  • Complete inventory management including raw materials, work in progress, finished products and production assets
  • Take part in the Senior Management Team’s development and formulation of long and short-term planning, policies, programs and objectives


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in operational management for a commercial manufacturing company
  • Advanced quantitative analysis skills and advanced knowledge in Excel
  • Ability to manage, train and empower a multi-cultural team of operational staff
  • Strong references from past managers
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature


AFRIpads (U) Ltd. is offering a competitive salary and benefits.


AFRIpads (U) Ltd. is offering a competitive salary and benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Suitably qualified candidates should submit their CV and cover letter (statement of interest), contact information, and names and contact details of three references. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Submit your application to: info@afripads.com with the subject line: HEAD OF PRODUCTION

AFRIpads recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.